The Yankees were no-hit until the eighth inning by Marlins pitching but they were able to scratch a run out in the fourth when Brett Gardner got on base with an error, swiped second and third base and scored on an RBI ground-out by Brian McCann. The Yankees added two more runs in the eighth inning on RBI singles by Brian Roberts and Yangervis Solarte.
Kuroda did three innings of work as he made his final tuneup before the 2014 season, giving up no runs while striking out four. Tanaka relieved Kuroda in the fourth inning, going six scoreless innings of three hits while striking out ten.
— Ivan Nova takes the hill in the Grapefruit League season finale as the Yankees play the Marlins (again) at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Tomorrow’s game will be at 1:05 p.m. and the game will be televised on the YES Network.
A Quick Note
— The Yankees have announced Dean Anna has made the Opening Day roster, leaving the competition between Eduardo Nunez and Yangervis Solarte for the final spot. The Yankees are unsure who to bring with them, so they’ve told both Nunez and Solarte not to pack and to come to the ballpark as if it’s a normal day. The Yankees have to have their rosters in to MLB by 3 p.m. tomorrow, so if they’re planning on making a decision, they have to do it soon. This goes to show you–Nunez does not have a spot locked up as most believed and anything could happen between now and 3 p.m. tomorrow.